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Social media is on fire with the latest cover of TIME magazine featuring Pope Francis. The issue shows the Pope in profile and according to many observations online, it shows the Pope with devil horns. While there are no actual horns, the tops of the "M" in "TIME" sit above the Pope's head looking like devil horns. This, of course, raises the question: Was this an intentional symbolic move by the magazine or was it accidental?
One look at the subject of the article and it is clear that TIME magazine has no reason or incentive to insult the Pope (and his millions of devout followers) by intentionally placing the "M" above his head. The bolded print states "The People's Pope" and the text beneath it reads, "Francis is redefining the papacy with humility and candor." What's more, the headline of the magazine is place as it would normally be placed, suggesting that this is just an accidental mishap.
The controversial publication will release on July 29 and the Pope picture will be in Europe, Asia and South America editions. The U.S. cover will be dedicated to the Trayvon Martin case.
Recently, Rolling Stone was under heat for their controversial coverage of the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after the magazine opted to place him on the front cover. The magazine is being pulled from newsstands around the country, as many find the photo to be glorifying the actions of the bomber and giving him "rock star" status.
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